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Slick Nick & The Casino Special
Swing Bands live on a stage are very cool and far too few these days. The absolute power and rhythm that's created when starting up a raging swing rhythm with the pulsating push of the double bass and a honking sax is something that you'll never forget. Slick Nick is mr. entertainment himself who can build up the bopping mood in no time. While Jan Schaeken en Bart Geysels honk their saxes to the riffs we all know and love. Michel plays his six strings as a passionate rocker and Christophe hits the keys like a madman. Both musicians are swept away in the groove of Johan's Double Bass stomp and Jerry's boppin' beat.

Band members:
Nico  ... continue reading

more info on : http://www.slicknick.be
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Added : 4/3/2009
Billybop Sundays 22:02:2009 Oostkamp.
Alright it has been more then a meek since this gig was organised by The Guys From Bruges and surroundings, so I’m gonne have to dig deep in my memory.
The first band of the afternoon: The Panhandlers. The band where Guy plays bass. I must admit the first time I saw this band and I wasn’t disappointed. Great rock and roll. Covers, some more known then others, mixed with Panhandlers originals.
The second band of the afternoon was a band from Holland, The 2 Tones. I’ve only heard them from a cd ( demo) and I must say on cd’s it wasn’t something that would spark my interest. But like most bands do they proved otherwise with their live gig.  ... continue reading

Added : 2/3/2009
Radio Modern: The Jive Aces, Vooruit Gent 20/02/2009
This time no presale, so we rushed to Gent to be on time. Apparently others thought a like, cause when we got there was a big queue at the entrance. Radio Modern is slowly getting bigger, and I had proposed to Ben to organise the next gig at “Het sportpaleis” in Antwerp. Again people were denied entrance for safety reasons and a small venue. Such a thing is always a pity. Another nice thing is that people you know from rockabilly gigs, pop in to see what’s happening.
The djs made us move towards the dance floor, in the beginning there is always room to move, but slowly it was getting packed like sardines. For the occasion I had put on my  ... continue reading

Added : 2/3/2009
Dita Von Teese: Pop Singer?
Wed Feb 25, 8:00 pm ET E! Online – Dita Von Teese: Pop Singer?(E! Online) Los Angeles (E! Online) – Dita Von Teese is adding singing to her sexy repertoire.

The burlesque queen revealed at Elton John's AIDS Foundation Oscar Party that she has an album in the works.

"How's the music career going?" Estée Lauder honcho John Dempsey asked Von Teese while watching the awards from the MAC AIDS Fund table.

"I signed a deal with Interscope in Europe," Ms. Von Teese replied. She said one song she hopes to cover is Irving Berlin's "Lazy."

Von Teese and Dempsey's night was a reunion of sorts: She's a former Viva Glam  ... continue reading

Added : 1/3/2009

AUSTIN - Rock 'n' roll history hasn't been kind to brothers John and Bill Pickering
and their partner Bob Lapham, better known under their artistic name, the Picks.

Despite being the back-up singers in nine of Buddy Holly's recorded songs, little
has been said or written about the trio, two of whom are still alive.

But a Texas Senate resolution that Sen. Robert Duncan, R-Lubbock, introduced on
Monday could go a long way in making sure Holly's fans know who the Picks are and
what they contributed to the late singer's recording success.

This story is continued on LubbockOnline.com:

more info on : http://www.lubbockonline.com/stories/022409/loc_397931229.shtml
Added : 1/3/2009
Rock Pioneer Charles Wayne Avery, AKA Chuck Bennett, Dies at 66
Rock Pioneer Charles Wayne Avery, AKA Chuck Bennett, Dies at 66
Most Readers have never heard of Charles Wayne Avery. He is my friend's father and he recently died at the age of 66 in Washington, DC.

Avery played with Link Wray and the Raymen, rock pioneers in the late 1950s and the early 1960s. Link Wray is considered the "Father of the Power Chord", or the fifth. It is the signature chord of rock and roll music. And easy to play.

Back in 2005 the Author posted a tribute to Link Wray when Wray died in Europe.

Below is the text from Avery's obituary in the Washington Post.
D.C. Rocker Faded Out of Music Scene

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Added : 23/2/2009
Belgian Roots Night, 21 02 2009 Democrazy Gent
This event was organized on 2 days, we decided, on the last minute, to go on Saturday to Gent. The place to be was the Democrazy, located near one of the canals. It was the first time I’ve ever been to this place, the interior isn’t that bad, pretty blend, all black, a few paper lights and a huge disco ball in the middle of the ceiling. A pretty big stage. Since it was a “ Cultureel centrum” smoking wasn’t allowed inside the hall, not that it stopped some folks of smoking inside, but after a while they were kindly asked to put out their smokes but the security. Too bad they didn’t go on stage, cause I don’t really see the point that you could  ... continue reading

Added : 22/2/2009
R.I.P. - Molly Bee
Molly Bee, a country singer popular in the 1950s and 1960s who was a teenage star on television's "Hometown Jamboree" and "The Tennessee Ernie Ford Show," has died on Saturday of complications related to a stroke at Tri-City Medical Center. She was 69.

At 10, she sang "Lovesick Blues" for country singer Rex Allen and soon debuted on his radio show. Within two years, she was a regular on "Hometown Jamboree," a Los Angeles-based show run by Cliffie Stone, who helped popularize country music in California.

First broadcast on radio, "Jamboree" aired on KTLA-TV Channel 5 from the late 1940s to 1960. The show gave a big break to many  ... continue reading

Added : 20/2/2009
Freeman Hover, radio DJ in the 50's, has died
Freeman Bowdle Hover, Jr. died February 9, 2009, in his apartment at the La Rosa Health Care Center, Tucson, Arizona, after a long battle with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Mr. Hover was a notable radio disk jockey in the 1950s before becoming a high school teacher in the early 1960s. His interviews with rock and roll artists Buddy Holly, Eddie Cochran and others are part of rock and roll history and have been published and widely shared online. In recognition of his radio days, he was sometimes referred to as "the legendary Freeman Hover."

Born March 1, 1929, in Ann Arbor, near his home in Plymouth, Mich., Mr. Hover  ... continue reading

Added : 20/2/2009
The Wieners @ Pandoer, Heusden-Asten (NL), Saturday 7 februari
Sometimes on a Saturday you get the feeling, because you had a busy week, to be a couch potato in front of the tv. If you sit down then you’ll be one, and you won’t make it to the front door. So, quick and put on your cat clothes, grease your hair, start the car and get out.
This time our destination was Heusden in Holland for a gig of the Wieners.
An outsider that hears that name, is often tempted to think of a band you would find at the Wieze October beer fest. But that couldn’t be further from the truth. These guys play pure 1950’s rock’n’roll. Because of their memorial gigs, for buddy holly’s death 50 years ago, it sparked my interest.
After  ... continue reading

Added : 17/2/2009
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